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OHCHR report on birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law

In its resolution 22/7 on birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law adopted on 21 March 2013, the Human Rights Council Human Rights Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report, in consultation with States, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders, on legal, administrative, economic, physical and any other barriers to access to universal birth registration and possession of documentary proof of birth, as well as on good practices adopted by States in fulfilling their obligation to ensure birth registration, and to submit it to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-seventh session.


Useful links:

- Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law:
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- Human Rights Council resolution 22/7: E F R S C A

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 22/7 on the rights of the child, OHCHR will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council on birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. OHCHR welcomes inputs, in English, French or Spanish, from civil society organizations and networks, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), scholars, research institutions and policy think tanks, the private sector, community movements, children and youth organizations on particularly: information on the main barriers to access universal birth registration and examples of good practices undertaken to improve the rates of birth registration.

Submissions will help inform the OHCHR report to the Human Rights Council and will subsequently be posted on this webpage. Thanks for sending your contribution (maximum 5 pages) by 15 November 2013 to: registry@ohchr.org